Stents covered by autologous venous grafts: feasibility and immediate and long-term results.

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BACKGROUND Previous experimental studies with a new covered stent, the autologous venous graft-covered stent (AVGCS), have shown favorable results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of this new technique in human coronary arteries and to compare the long-term outcome with uncovered stents. METHODS AND RESULTS A venous graft… (More)

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@article{Stefanadis2000StentsCB, title={Stents covered by autologous venous grafts: feasibility and immediate and long-term results.}, author={Christodoulos Stefanadis and Konstantinos Toutouzas and Elefterios Tsiamis and Charalambos Vlachopoulos and Ioannis E. Kallikazaros and Costas Stratos and Manolis Vavuranakis and Pavles Toutouzas}, journal={American heart journal}, year={2000}, volume={139 3}, pages={437-45} }